Welcome to St George Class
We are a class of year 5 pupils in Upper Key Stage 2.
Our class teachers are Mrs Russon and Mrs Reynolds.
Our teaching assistants are Miss Canty, Mrs Ingram, Mrs Kemsley.
We have a daily maths lesson that is taught using our school scheme ‘Third Space Learning’.
We also have daily literacy lessons covering either: writing, punctuation, grammar, spelling, guided reading or reading comprehension.
Each term, we base our learning around a cross curricular theme (see our knowledge organiser). We begin our theme with a memorable experience day and end with an innovate week, where all of our learning for the term comes together.
PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
We need to wear plain dark shorts, plain white T shirt and plimsolls or trainers.
A pair of plain dark tracksuit bottoms or leggings and our school jumper or a tracksuit jacket need to be worn outside in the colder months. Outdoor PE is Wednesday.
Our hair needs to be tied back if it is long.
Any jewellery we are wearing needs to be taken off ideally at home or by ourselves at school to take part in PE.
Please make sure all PE clothing is clearly labelled.
We stick to the 6 golden rules that every class in the school tries to follow.
1) We are kind, gentle, inclusive and supportive
2) We listen carefully and follow instructions
3) We look after property
4) We respect and follow our school values
5) We are safe and honest so everyone can enjoy school
6) We work hard to achieve and shine brightly
We have a traffic lights system in class where ‘Green to go’ is rewarded and red and orange behaviours result in clearly defined and understood consequences.
Individuals are rewarded in class by winning raffle tickets and Dojo points. At the end of the week, 2 raffle tickets & the pupil with the most Dojo’s are pulled out of the box and we get to choose an item out of the class prize box.
On Fridays, a green-to-go star, Literacy star and Maths star is announced in assembly and entered into the praise book. Their photo is displayed on our class Celebration board for the week.
Our whole class rewards for good behaviour are negotiated with the class teacher at the start of every term. We vote for one of the class suggestions. When we have moved 10 steps on our class rocket, we can look forward to our end of term reward!
Homework will be set on a Friday and is due in the Friday of the following week. Children are expected to read and practise their spellings and times tables up to 12x12 every night.
Children may also wish to extend their learning beyond the knowledge organiser if they have a specific interest in the topic.
Please use the knowledge organiser as a starting point for any extra study. The information on these sheets should be easily recalled by the children once the topic is completed. There are also additional home learning challenges which can help found by following the link at the top of our page.
If you wish to speak to us, please call the school office and request that we phone you back to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Supporting Your Child's Education
This school year our key focus across the school is reading. To help develop your child’s reading skills as well as written and spoken language, a fostering of a genuine love for books and reading is vital in the progress they make in their learning journey. In support of this, it is critical that you as a parent or guardian encourage children to read regularly at home and provide opportunities for them to be heard when reading. Children also need to discuss what they are reading by talking about characters, settings and main events.